Gavita Master Controller EL2 Gen 2
Control of your indoor garden’s lighting system is now at your fingertips! The Gavita Master Controller EL2 is an excellent entry-level controller for centrally managing E-Series grow lights in large rooms. This second generation of Master Controllers feature enhanced functionality for even more control so you can focus on the health and potency of your plants.
- Non-volatile memory
- Event logging
- Independent sunrise and sunset settings
- Independent light cycles on the EL2
Download Gavita Master controller EL2 Gen 2 Manual
- Lighting control channels: 2
- Lighting control: 50-115%
- Max Repeater Bus fixtures: 1000
- Max Single Bus fixtures: 80*
- B200 booster (max. 3 per port): 6
- Alarm contacts: 2, nc/no
Switch, Dim and Boost Centrally
Maintain complete control over the light cycle and the output of your grow lights from one single unit. No more stretching and contorting to reach to a ballast again!
The EL2 Gen 2 is incredibly easy to set up with a high quality OLED display that can be set to display any one of 5 languages for your convenience.
Built-in logging functionality delivers easy to understand information about the current and past status of your grow lights and alarms.
Logging functions provide high/low temperature info, last autodim event, last shutdown event, and last power loss.
Gen 2 Improvements
Memory – All master controllers use dependable, non-volatile memory to store user settings.
Logging – All master controllers now have logging functions for high/low temperature, last auto-dim event, last shutdown event and last power loss, including the event’s date and time
Separate sunrise/sunset control – Set different periods for sunrise and sunset
Independent cycles – These cycles let you program two different, overlapping cycles (for example, a 12/12 on channel 1 and an 18/6 on channel 2).
Independent programmable External Contactor Modules (ECMs) – You can choose whether they switch on or off and which channel they follow. The results? Flexible integration and automation.
Easy to Set Up and Use
Gavita EL2 Gen2 Master Controllers are a breeze to set-up and use. Its two-line, green OLED display is sharp and easy to read even in high light intensity environments and all menu items are in plain text. The 4-button control of the menu system is intuitive with a special fifth button to directly set the output of your grow lights. Red and blue LEDs show you the output status of your controller ports and give you a quick view of any errors.
The EL2 Gen 2 Master Controller wiring system is plug-and-play with all the cables you need already included with each E-Series fixture and the included manual explains how you can make custom cables for any length. The Gen 2 Master controller comes with a 15 V power cord which differs from the 5 V power cord that is used for Gen 1 Master controllers.
The most important and valued features of the Gavita EL2 Gen 2 Master Controller are the temperature safety features. Your lamps will automatically dim when your climate control is no longer able to maintain the correct temperature. Or will even shut down your lamps when a maximum temperature is reached. These features have saved many crops already!
The control signal is a safe, analog and low voltage signal, and the controller is protected from signal shortcuts in the wiring. Wiring faults will not kill your controller.
The EL2 Gen 2 is flexible and can handle controlling as few as 2 E-Series grow lights fixtures or as many as 1000 – whatever your needs, Gavita Master Controllers will do the job. Each output channel can control up to 40 fixtures (Single Bus e-series) or up to 500 fixtures (Repeater Bus e-series), without adding booster modules.